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Bad timing for becoming homeless #153360 04/13/03 11:08 PM
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Dear all,

Could use prayers. I'm in London to finish up the last bit of my degree, and I've been homeless for a month (sleeping in various friends' living rooms). Finally after finding a new place (I'm renting a room) and having been here a week, my live-in landlord has suddenly given me a month's notice to leave.

He says there's nothing wrong with me, but that we're very different people and he's not comfortable with me. He's not given me any indication of what the problem could be, he's not shown any signs of discomfort at all. He's mid30s, a choreographer and gay.

I suspect he doesn't like that I go to church and have icons in my room. It's a bit of a leap, but I can't think of what else could be a problem. He's expressed surprise when he I told him I was in church and he's been making faces when he asks me what i've been up to all day and I tell him I've been doing church stuff.

Good God, this is incredibly bad timing - Holy Week and Pascha's coming up, and I have final exams in a month's time.

He's told me I have a month to leave... I have my last exam on the 13th May, so I'll have to leave the day after my last exam. How on earth am I going to find a new place in this short time, coupled with the need to study for my finals and Holy Week and Pascha?

I could really do with prayers.

Yours,

Edward

Re: Bad timing for becoming homeless #153361 04/13/03 11:33 PM
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Edward, I'll be remembering you in my daily prayers. Hang in there!

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On the Sunday of St. Mary of Egypt through her prayers and those of all the saints may you find peace, solace, and a roof over your head.

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Dear Edward,

I am praying for you!

God Bless,

Jenny

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Dear Edward,

May He who had no place to lay His head bring you to a place for you to stay. May His Spirit guide you in your search and in your studies. May He grant you the strength to perservere and do well.

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Edward,

Many prayers for your situations [ yup all of them wink ]

[and as a BTW some practical suggestions coming via the ether]

Anhelyna

Re: Bad timing for becoming homeless #153366 04/14/03 10:41 AM
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Dear all,

Thanks for the prayers!

in addition, I've 2 5000-word essays due for 6th may but i haven't even got the titles yet - the confounded professor's gone on holiday and won't be back till 23 april (that's great and holy wednesday)... I don't know how I'm going to finish them, what with |Great Week and Pascha coming (I'm due to visit my Spiritual Father in Dublin from 24-39 April) - I'm going to try to ask for an extension.

Everything happens at once... AAARRrrrrgh!

in Domino,

Edward

(who is glad the Romanian Orthodox Church is right next to his college library so he can go light candles and pray)

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Dear Edward,

Prayers!

Let's pray for your landlord to be of a more "inclusive" and less discriminatory when it comes to holy heterosexuals!

Alex

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thanks all..

alex, how do i email you? I have something to tell you...

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Dear Edward:

I've sent you my e-mail.

God bless!

Alex

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Prayers and if you are really involved in Church can you find sanctuary in a little used Rectory or Convent?

Nicky's Baba


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